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I don't write regularly. I am inspired to write whenever I experience my cross-cultural moments, when I see people oversimplified ideas about how people from other cultures operate, or when I witness cultural misunderstandings. I am pleased to share my blog with you.

Culture21st January, 2016

Indonesia, Where People Choose Twitter Instead of Flower

Indonesia, Where People Choose Twitter Instead of Flower When the Paris gun and suicide bomb attacks on 13 November 2015, people of Paris put flowers and candles at Place de la Republique in Paris

International Communications14th January, 2016

Meeting Dr. Janet Bennett

Meeting Dr. Janet Bennett Attending Dr. Janet Bennett's Public lecture on ‘Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Intercultural Competence for Social Justice’ at University of Groningen

Culture12th January, 2016

International Communications and Social Media

International Communications and Social Media Intercultural Context New media most commonly refers to content available on-demand through the Internet, accessible on any digital device, usually c

Culture8th December, 2015

The Rise of Muslim Pop Culture in Indonesia

The Rise of Muslim Pop Culture and Muslim Fashion in Indonesia Indonesia is often overlooked or misrepresented in media discourses about Islam. Islam has been the dominant religion in Indonesia for c

Confucianism10th September, 2015

Confucianism, The Singaporean Way of Life

Confucianism, The Singaporean Way of Life The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) rank Singapore number one in the world for ease of doing business. Competitive tax rates and a s

Business13th August, 2015

Doing Business and Being an Expat in Singapore

Doing Business and Being an Expat in Singapore Between 1963 and 1965, Singapore was an integral part of the Federation of Malaysia. On August 9, 1965, due to political differences and racial tension,

Intercultural Learning15th May, 2015

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DIMS) Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity or DIMS is also called the Bennett scale, was developed by Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Janet Be

Australia7th February, 2015

Australia Tall Poppy Syndrome

Australia Tall Poppy Syndrome My son is a very smart boy. He was always doing well in all classes without much effort. Until one day when he was only 8, he came home from school and told me,”Mum,

Culture6th October, 2014

The Balinese Community System

The Balinese Community System There are seven things that wrap the Balinese that creates collectively strong oneness among the Balinese community: Hindu Religion, Pura or Temple, Dadia, Banjar, Caste

Business6th August, 2014

Doing Business in Bali

Doing Business in Bali, How its culture interwoven with business practices Bali is not only synonymous with beautiful beaches, sophisticated culture, idyllic holidays and world-class hotels but als

What’s Your Cultural Profile?

You may identify strongly as Australian, but you don’t necessarily communicate in the same way many of your Australian colleagues do. Click to take your self-assessment and see how you compare to your own culture on the 8 cross-cultural dimensions. This tool is developed by Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD, author of The Culture Map.

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